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Proposal 200207000: Lapwai Cr Anadromous Habitat

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
July 14, 2006 Finalized Lynn Rasmussen

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 200207000
Proposal Name: Lapwai Cr Anadromous Habitat
BPA Project Manager: David Kaplowe
Agency, Institution or Organization: Nez Perce Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Short Description: This project restores, protects and enhances steelhead spawing and rearing habitat in the Lapwai Creek Watershed. Information is collected to fill data gaps and BMPs are installed on agricultural and forestlands to achieve biological objectives.
Information Transfer: The information we generate guides our project decisions and the management of the steelhead population within the watershed. In addition, we submit data to StreamNet, BPA website, and others as requested.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Lynn Rasmussen Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District P.O. Box 131
Culdesac, Idaho 83524
Ph: 208-843-2931
Fax: 208-843-2931
Email: honora@turbonet.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Lynn Rasmussen Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District P.O. Box 131
Culdesac, Idaho 83524
Ph: 208-843-2931
Fax: 208-843-2931
Email: honora@turbonet.com
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mountain Snake ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Clearwater ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
46 24 41.88 116 46 13.22 Lapwai Creek Lower Lapwai Creek , Idaho Clearwater Yes
46 15 9.51 116 49 8.90 Lapwai Creek Sweetwater Creek Idaho, Idaho Clearwater Yes
46 15 30.63 116 44 58.77 Lapwai Creek Webb Creek , Idaho Clearwater Yes
46 14 51.78 116 41 10.04 Lapwai Creek Mission Creek Idaho, Clearwater Yes
46 19 6.80 116 38 41.59 Lapwai Creek Rock Creek , Idaho Clearwater Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Steelhead Snake River ESU
All Resident Fish
Chinook Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook Snake River Spring/Summer ESU

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Improved .09mi upland & .22mi riparian roads;Installed 2.93mi riparian & 0.7mi upland fence; Improved .44 mi stream habitat complexity;Treated 115ac riparian, 3448.7ac upland, 4ac wetlands, and 3.08mi riparian areas; 16mi habitat accessed to next barrier
2004 Improved 1.36 miles upland & 0.09 miles riparian roads;Installed 1.01 miles riparian & 3.67 miles upland fence; Improved 0.94 miles stream habitat complexity; Treated 183 acre riparian, 7,146.6 acre upland, .55 acre wetlands, and 3.74 miles riparian area
2003 Installed 0.26 miles upland fence; Treated 19.5 acres riparian, 4,382.2 acres upland, and 3.74 miles riparian area; Collected inventory data on 40 miles of stream.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: Idaho Soil Conservation Commission [no entry] Nez Perce Riparian Restoration Administered by the NPSWCD, this project provides cost-share to landowners for the improvement of riparian areas in the Lapwai Creek, Bedrock Creek, and Tammany Creek watersheds. Cost-share is provided for livestock feeding operation BMPs. BPA funds are used to supplement this project to ensure fish habitat restoration occurs at the feedlot areas. To date 10 projects have been completed using this program. Funds are from the Idaho State Water Quality Program for Agriculture.
Other: DEQ [no entry] Animal Feeding Operation Project The Animal Feeding Operation Project focuses on reduction of nutrient and bacteria delivery from winter livestock feeding operations and feedlots along streams within the Clearwater River. This BPA proposal provides additional cost-share funds to assist in moving livestock operations, installing alternative watering systems and restoring riparian areas within the Lapwai Creek watershed portion of the project boundaries.
Other: PL566 [no entry] Lapwai Creek Small Watershed Protection Project Funded by USDA-NRCS through the Public Law 566 small watershed program. This project provides financial assistance to private landowners for the improvement of water quality and fish habitat within the watershed. BPA funds are used to provide technical assistance in planning and design, project selection, and supplement cost-share funds for high dollar projects.
BPA 198335003 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery M&E Protection and restoration of fisheries habitat and water quality for fall chinook and coho statelite facility located on Lapwai Creek 0.8 miles upstream from the confluence of the Clearwater River.
BPA 199608600 Clearwater Focus Program-IDSCC This project provides coordination on the sub-basin level as well as assists in providing technical and administrative assistance to the District projects.
BPA 199706000 Clearwater Focus Watershed Np This project provides coordination on the sub-basin level as well as assists in providing technical and administrative assistance to the District projects.
BPA 199901700 Rehabilitate Lapwai Creek The NPT project is a sister project to the District's project. The NPT implements habitat restoration activities on tribal lands while the District implements on private lands. In addition, the NPT provides technical assistance (designs, planning, fence crews) to the District's project. In addition the NPT project performs biological monitoring. These two projects are heavily coordinated.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA. Restore 500 acres of historic wetlands to proper functioning condition by 2017. Clearwater Strategy 1: Identify areas for restoration. Strategy 2: Prioritize areas for restoration. Strategy 3: Restore historic wetlands. Strategy 4: Restore existing wetlands. Strategy 5: Monitor and evaluate restoration. 42
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB. Protect and restore an additional 300 miles of riparian habitats by 2017. Clearwater Strategy 1: Identify and prioritize riparian. Strategy 2: Protect and restore riparian habitat. Strategy 3: Protect and restore riparian habitats with CCRP. Strategy 4: Increase stewardship. Strategy 6: Monitor and evaluate restoration efforts. 42,43
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z. Protect all currently functioning wetlands. Clearwater Strategy 1: assess wetland functionality Strategy 2: Protect wetland habitats with BMPs. Stategy 4: Monitor and evaluate efforts. 41
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC. Protect the existing quality, quantity and diversity of native plant communities providing habitat to native wildife species by preventing the introduction, reproduction, and spread of noxious weeds and invasive exotic plants into and within the subbasins. Clearwater Strategy 1: Identify/prioritize weed treatment areas Strategy 3: Use weed free seed. Strategy 4: limit dispersal by vehicles/livestock Strategy 5: Increase public participation Strategy 6: Prevent establishment Strategy 7: Monitor/evaluate protection 44
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD. Reduce the extent and density of established noxious weeds. Clearwater Strategy 1: Prioritize for treatment Strategy 2: Treat weed infestations Strategy 3: Encourage use of biocontrol methods Stragey 4: Monitor and evaluate efforts to reduce weeds 45
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE. Reduce the negative impacts of livestock grazing on the fish, wildlife and plant populations in the subbasin. Focus efforts on riparian and wet meadow habitats. Clearwater Strategy 1: Identify/prioritize areas impacted by grazing. Strategy 2: Reduce grazing impacts Strategy 3: Reduce confined animal feeding operations. Strategy 4: Monitor and evaluate efforts. 45,46
Environmental Problem 12, Objective FF. Reduce conflicts between livestock and native wildlife and plant populations. Clearwater Strategy 2: Protect important plant populations - develop grazing management plans to limit adverse impacts to rare or culturally important plant populations. Strategy 3: Prevent seed dispersal by livestock. 46
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ. Reduce the impact of the transportation system on wildife and fish populations and habitats. Clearwater Strategy 1: Plan restoration--conduct a transportation system analysis on the roads system of the Clearwater Subbasin. Strategy 2:- Reduce road impacts Strategy 3: Monitor and evalutate efforts 50
Environmental Problem 2, Objective B. Anadromous fish production is limited by habitat quality, quantity and connectivity in portions of the subbasin. Clearwater Strategy 1. Identify and prioritize primary limiting factors. Strategy 2. Evaluate habitat treatments. Strategy 5. Implement projects. Strategy 7. Monitor and evaluate habitat improvement projects. 18
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O. Complete adequate flow designations for all anadromous fish bearing waterways by 2010. Clearwater Strategy 3: Prioritize problems and activities. Strategy 4: Restore adequate flows. Strategy 7: Monitor and evaluate restoration efforts. 31
Environmental Problem 7, Objective P. Reduce number of artificially blocked streams by 2017. Clearwater Strategy 3: Remove or modify human-caused barriers. Strategy 5: Monitor and evaluate biological response. 32
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q. Reduce water temperatures to levels meeting applicable water quality standards for life stage specific needs of anadromous and native resident fish, with an established upward trend in the number of stream miles meeting standards by 2017. Clearwater Strategy 1: Identify and prioritize need. Strategy 2: Restore hydrologic functions. Strategy 3: Restore riparian functions. Strategy 5: Identify additional problems. Strategy 6: Monitor and evaluate the results 33
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S. Reduce instream sedimentation to levels meeting applicable water quality standards and measures, with an established upward trend in the number of stream miles meeting such criterion by 2017. Clearwater Strategy 1: Identify problems/opportunities. Strategy 3: Prioritize areas. Strategy 4: Reduce sediment by installing BMPs. Strategy 5: Monitor and evaluate efforts. 35
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U. Improve aquatic habitat diversity and complexity to levels consistent with other objectives outlined in this document, with particular emphasis on recovery of anadromous and fluvial stocks. Clearwater Strategy 1: Identify the need Strategy 2: Follow existing plans Strategy 3: Prioritize actions Strategy 4: Restore complexity Strategy 5: Restore ecosystem functions. Strategy 7: Monitor and evaluate efforts. 37
Socioeconomic Problem 18. Objective LL. Develop programs and project proposals compatible with existing community needs and that integrate with local watershed protection, restoration and management objectives and activities. Clearwater Strategy 1: Involve communities and finer scale efforts in subbasin planning and in program and project planning. Strategy 2: Coordinate plan implementation and avoid program and project duplication. Strategy 3: Seek formal local support for project. 52
Socioeconomic Problem 19, Objective MM Identify high priority habitat areas requiring protection or restoration. Clearwater Strategy 1: Develop a prioritization process to achieve multiple objectives, values, and benefits. 52
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective PP. Participate in existing, and contribute to the further development of, local watershed and technical advisory groups. Clearwater Strategy 1: Assist SWCDs, Watershed Advisory Groups, and other existing groups to organize project goals and implementation strategies Strategy 2: Assist groups. Strategy 3: Facilitate networking of these groups with technical assistance 58
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective QQ. Maximize social and economic benefits as much as possible while implementing the Clearwater Subbasin Plan. Clearwater Strategy 2: Efforts should be made to utilize local labor forces, contractors, and suppliers when implementing habitat improvement projects. 59
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective RR. Increase resource information and education delivery in the subbasin. Clearwater Strategy 1: Promote a ridgetop-to-ridgetop stewardship of natural resources Strategy 2: Implement information/education actions Strategy 3: Provide information and assistance Strategy 4: Provide opportunities for subbasin-wide information distribution 59
Terrestrial Species Problem 6, Objective M Increase understanding of the composition, population trends, and habitat requirements of the terrestrial communities of the Clearwater. Clearwater Strategy 2: Increase documentation - support the efforts of Idaho Conservation Data Center to document the occurrence of rare species and work toward increased reporting of sightings 29

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
01a: Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Project Coordinate and communicate project administration, planning, technical, reporting, and implementation activities with BPA, regional partners, and regulatory agencies to ensure project goals, objectives, and expections are being met and to comply with environmental regulations. Includes meeting attendance, preparing statements of work, seeking funding, managing budgets, completing reports, and responding to BPA requests. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
No Metrics for this Work Element

01b: Coordination Project Coordination to improve project delivery and reduce duplication. Project coordination includes coordination with federal, state, tribal, local and other interests to avoid program and project duplication. Activities under this work element include one interagency watershed meeting per year to coordinate projects, disseminate information and identify joint projects. In addition, project coordination includes working with NRCS and IDFG to coordinate implementation of projects for fish habitat improvement using the EQIP, CCRP, WHIP, PL566, and HIP programs. The local communities of Winchester, Sweetwater, Reubens, Waha, and Lapwai as well as rural residents in Nez Perce and Lewis Counties will be involved in the planning and implementation for specific sites installed through this project proposal. This will be accomplished through public meetings. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $10,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Socioeconomic Problem 18. Objective LL.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective PP.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective RR.
No Metrics for this Work Element

01c: Provide Technical Review Provide technical assistance to agencies within the watershed in order to share technical expertise and reduce project costs. Technical assistance provided to NPT, IDFG, NCRS, SCC, NPC for designs, site inventory, and development of recommendations for projects occurring within the watershed and impacting fish habitat. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $8,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Socioeconomic Problem 18. Objective LL.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective PP.
No Metrics for this Work Element

01d: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Develop project database to facilitate information sharing and improve efficiency in BPA metrics reporting. Develop and update database and GIS layers to track project installation location and project specific information over time. This database will be developed in coodination with the Nez Perce Tribe and shared with other agencies as well as BPA annual reporting. The current database was originally organized in 2003 and includes previous project data from 2002-2005. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $4,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Socioeconomic Problem 18. Objective LL.
Socioeconomic Problem 19, Objective MM
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective RR.
No Metrics for this Work Element

01e: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Complete environmental compliance documentation. Produce environmental compliance documentation for review and approval for all on-the-ground implementation projects and actions. NEPA will occur through BPAs, NEPA process checklist, and ESA compliance through BPAs HIP BiOp process. Cultural resource compliance shall be through SHIPO. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $15,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective P.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
Terrestrial Species Problem 6, Objective M
No Metrics for this Work Element

03a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect stream inventory data on 120 miles of Lapwai Creek Using protocols established in the 2002-2005 proposal, complete the stream inventory on Lapwai Creek. The inventory began in 2002 and will be completed in 2008. Sixty miles are planned for completion in 2007 and sixty miles for 2008. This will complete the stream inventory phase of the project. 5/1/2007 9/30/2008 $70,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
Focal Area: Tributaries

03b: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Maintain stream inventory database in order to capture data and facilitate analysis. Maintain the database and associated spatial layer established through the 2002 BPA project # 2002-070-00. This database is used to manage and analyze the stream inventory and assessment data. Data entry components will be completed by the NPSWCD and GIS components by a subcontractor. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $4,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
Socioeconomic Problem 19, Objective MM
No Metrics for this Work Element

03c: Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze data and prepare reports for stream inventory data in order to identify fish limiting factors and prioritize treatment needs. Using the data collected through the stream inventory, prepare a report of the findings. The report includes data tables, data summary and location maps. 12/1/2007 2/28/2010 $14,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
Socioeconomic Problem 19, Objective MM
Focal Area: Tributaries

04a: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Stream Temperature Data collection in the Lapwai Creek Watershed. Continue to monitor stream water temperature at six sites within the watershed. The sites are selected through a coordinated effort with the Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. In addition, collect stream temperature data at 8 sites where stream temperature practices were installed through the 2002-2005 proposal. Onset Hobo temperature dataloggers are used to measure stream water temperatures. The loggers consist of logger, submersible case and chain. The loggers are placed in the stream in March of each year and are retrieved in November of each year. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Socioeconomic Problem 18. Objective LL.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective RR.
Focal Area: Tributaries
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation/Compliance Monitoring

04b: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Evaluate effectiveness of stream temperature reduction practices. Collect stream temperature data at four sites where riparian vegetation was planted for the purpose of reducing stream temperatures. The monitoring sites will be located along Tom Beall, Webb Creek, Mission Creek, and Garden Gulch. HOBO temperature loggers will be deployed at upstream and downstream ends of projects. Deployment, data collection, quality assurance, and data management will follow Idaho DEQ protocols. Loggers are placed in March and collected in November of each year. Work will be completed by NPSWCD. 3/1/2007 12/30/2009 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
No Metrics for this Work Element

05a: Identify and Select Projects Identify and select projects for restoration plan development, site specific inventories, and project designs. Applications are accepted throughout the year and prioritized twice per year. The District newsletter is used to advertise the application periods. Visit potential project sites and collect inventory data for high priority project applications. In general when an inventory is completed the planner will have collected information on the existing vegetation type and condition, soil resource concerns, water quality issues, fish habitat limitations and potentials of the site. Rank project applications received for installation. Projects will be ranked based on fish habitat improvement potentials. 3/1/2007 10/1/2009 $12,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
No Metrics for this Work Element

05b: Produce Plan Develop habitat restoration plans. The highest ranking projects identified through the Identity and Select Work Element are forwarded for plan development. Plans are developed which provide alternative treatments for solving identified fish habitat related resource concerns. Develop land management, habitat restoration and conservation plan which identified site specific practices to address fish habitat needs. This process involves an on-site resource inventory of existing natural resources, identification of resource problems (focusing on fish habitat), development of alternatives to improve the identified problem, and the selection of an alternative and list of habitat improvement practices. Habitat plans are developed by NPSWCD staff and interdisciplinary team of resource professionals from the Nez Perce Tribe - Fisheries Watershed Division and Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Depending upon the site specific problem additional resource assessment and planning assistance is obtained from the Idaho Department of Agriculture, Idaho Soil Conservation Commission, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. As part of the habitat plan development process, document the occurrence of rare species and report to the Conservation Data Center (CDC). The goal is to complete 6 habitat plans per year. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $66,056
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective FF.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
Terrestrial Species Problem 6, Objective M
No Metrics for this Work Element

05c: Produce Design and/or Specifications Prepare engineering and technical designs for projects to be installed in the Lapwai Creek Watershed. Designs are prepared for projects identified in the habitat improvement plans developed under the produce plan work element. Complete surveys to obtain site specific data for the completion of engineering and technical designs. This work includes, but is not limited to, cross-sections, benchmark elevation determination, topographic and photometric surveys. Design package includes surveys, engineering or technical drawings, site maps, construction or installation specifications and material specifications, and cost-estimates. Site locations for designs are determined from the annual prioritization of projects submitted by landowners. A list of projects is developed each fall and then designs are prepared for the highest priority projects. Designs are completed through a coordinated team of professionals including Nez Perce Tribe, Nez Perce County, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho Department of Agriculture, and subcontractors. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $50,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
No Metrics for this Work Element

06a: Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results Disseminate data to StreamNet, CDC, and BPA. Provide relevant fish and habitat data collected through this project for inclusion in the StreamNet database. In addition provide documentation of rare species occurrence identified during the habitat plan development process to the CDC. 12/1/2007 2/28/2010 $2,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective RR.
Terrestrial Species Problem 6, Objective M
No Metrics for this Work Element

07a: Develop Alternative Water Source Develop alternative livestock water sources. Install alternative water developments in areas identified through the stream inventory and conservation planning process. Where livestock water directly from stream sources or springs, alternative water sources will be developed. These water sources include wind, solar and gravity fed systems. Typical components of a water system include a trough,collector and pipeline. Target is to construct 5 off-site watering facilities per year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 6/1/2007 11/30/2009 $56,432
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective QQ.
No Metrics for this Work Element

07b: Install Fence Install Fence to Protect Wetlands/Riparian Areas Install fence in areas identified through the stream inventory and conservation planning process. Work items include obtaining materials identified in fence designs and installation. Fence will be installed by landowners or by the Nez Perce Tribe Fence Crew. Target is to construct 2 miles of fence per year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $39,800
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective QQ.
* # of miles of fence: 6

07c: Upland Erosion and Sedimentation Control Install Erosion Control Practices Install erosion control measures such as grassed waterways, terraces, grade control structures, sediment basins, diversions, water and sediment control structures and buffers as recommended through the stream inventory process and habitat plan development on specific land owner properties. The target is to install 8 practices per year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $40,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective QQ.
* # of acres treated: 20

07d: Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland Restore and enhance wetlands Implement wetland restoration and enhance measures as recommended through the stream inventory and habitat planning process. The target is to restore and/or enhance 0.5 acres of wetland per year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective QQ.
* # of acres treated: 1.5

07e: Improve/Relocate Road Improve forestry, agriculture, and rangeland access roads Road improvements consist of upgrading cross-sections and ditch, addition of base and surface aggregates, and upgrading inadequate cross-drains to reduce sediment delivery to the stream. Work inspection will occur during installation to ensure design parameters and material specifications are followed. Target is to improve 1 mile of road per year. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
* # of road miles improved, upgraded, or restored: 3

07f: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Restore instream habitat complexity within the Lapwai Creek Watershed. Restore instream habitat complexity through the installation of LWD in areas recommended by the stream inventory. Preliminary areas identified as priorities are Mission and Webb Creeks. However, completion of inventory in 2007 may reprioritize locations. Target is to increase habitat complexity in 3 miles of stream in 2007, 2009, and 2009. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $64,578
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
* # of stream miles treated: 3

07g: Remove vegetation Control weeds to assist in establishment of riparian vegetation. Implement invasive weed treatment prior to planting vegetation. Weed control will be performed using mechanical and chemical control methods to assist in the establishment of riparian vegetation. Sites for control are identified through the stream inventory completed in the 2002-2005 Restoring Anadromous Fish Habitat in the Lapwai Creek Watershed proposal #2002-070-00. The control of weed competition is critical in the first two to three years after a riparian planting. Mechanical weed control is performed with weed eaters and mowers. Chemical weed control is performed using hand sprayers with herbicide application occurring in spot treatment areas. Weed control will be performed in late spring and early fall depending upon weed growth during the year. Work will be completed by NPSWCD staff, Idaho department of Correction Inmate Labor, and subcontractors. Target is to treat 8 acres per year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. This work element is directly related to the plant vegetation work element below. 4/1/2007 10/30/2009 $31,122
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective QQ.
* # of acres treated: 24

07h: Plant Vegetation Plant riparian and upland grass plantings to reduce sediment delivery, improve base flows, increase stream shading and improve habitat complexity. Plant vegetation to reduce sediment delivery to Lapwai Creek, restore base flows, increase stream shading and improve habitat diversity and complexity. Locations are determined from recommendations in the stream inventory and habitat planning processes. Native species will be used where appropriate and feasible. All seed used will be certified weed free seed. Target is to plant 47 acres per year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 4/1/2007 10/30/2009 $42,755
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective QQ.
* # of acres of planted: 21
* # of riparian miles treated: 5

08a: Remove/Modify Dam Maintain connectivity within the Lapwai Creek watershed in low flow months Install 3 to 5 low flow crossing barrier improvements. A different technique will be used at each site to demonstrate to land owners and users alternatives for low flow condition stream crossings. Stream inventory data collected in the 2002-2005 proposal identified fish passage barriers during low flow summer months. These barriers typically occur where the stream is used for agricultural equipment crossings. The need for low cost, low maintenance alternatives was identifed. Crossing types will be identified in the 2006 Restoring Anadromous Fish Habitat Proposal. These alternatives will be applied through this proposal and used as demonstration sites to assist in land owner/manager adoption. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 7, Objective P.
* # of miles of habitat accessed: 15

08b: Install Fish Passage Structure Replace Fish Passage Barrier Structures Replace barrier culverts with fish friendly structures as recommended and prioritized by IDT team and stream inventory. Implementation items will include advertisement for bid, site inspection, final inspection, and implementation monitoring. Target is to replace 1 structure per year 2007, 2008, and 2009. 5/1/2007 11/30/2009 $61,460
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 7, Objective P.
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: Yes
* Was barrier Full or Partial?: Full
* Does the structure remove or replace a fish passage barrier?: based on prioritized replacement strategies

08c: Remove/Install Diversion Remove irrigation diversions and replace with fish passable structures. The stream habitat inventory completed in 2005 identified 2 irrigation diversions. Both diversions are pus-berm facilities and result in a 100% passage barrier to migrating fish. Preliminary contact has been made with the landowners. The goal is to replace these facilities. However, final landowner approval and design alternatives are needed. Due to the potential to replace these facilities they are added as work elements in this proposal. 7/1/2008 7/30/2008 $69,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 7, Objective P.
No Metrics for this Work Element

09a: Outreach and Education Inform public about fish habitat needs within the watershed. Provide project specific and general fish habitat information to the public through the District newsletter, radio announcements, local papers, billboards, educational presentations, and television shows. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $11,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective PP.
Socioeconomic Problem 21, Objective RR.
* # of general public reached: 3000
* # of students reached: 300

10a: Maintain Vegetation Maintain riparian vegetation. Previously planted vegetation will be maintained by an annual site review to monitor establishment and determine if weed control is needed. If weed control is needed, then weed control will be performed. Weed control methods include mechanical (mowing) and herbicide (spot spraying). The NPSWCD contracts with the landowners to maintain the vegetation after the establishment period. Costs associated with vegetation maintenance after year 3 of the planting are the responsibility of the landowner. Landowner maintenance costs are shown as cost share in the budget portion. 3/1/2007 10/30/2009 $14,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
No Metrics for this Work Element

10d: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Project compliance and Implementation Monitoring Post project monitoring to ensure project specifications were completed. Set up and collect data to evaluate restoration projects to ensure desired outcomes are met. Data collection may include photo points, vegetation plots, cross-sections and post year site inspections. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $9,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective CC.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective P.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
No Metrics for this Work Element

10e: Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze Project Compliance and Implementation Monitoring Data. Analyze project compliance and implementation monitoring data to ensure projects are meeting desired outcomes. Additional work and lessons learned will be incorporated into conservation plans. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Environmental Problem 10, Objective AA.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective BB.
Environmental Problem 10, Objective Z.
Environmental Problem 11, Objective DD.
Environmental Problem 12, Objective EE.
Environmental Problem 16, Objective JJ.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective O.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective P.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective Q.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective S.
Environmental Problem 7, Objective U.
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Project Leader, Biologist, Planner, Field Technicians $110,270 $110,270 $110,270
Supplies Field and office supplies, repairs $3,600 $3,600 $3,600
Other Telephone $2,100 $2,100 $2,100
Overhead Indirect (10% rate) $15,791 $15,791 $15,791
Other Materials for BMP installation, stream inventory $28,520 $28,520 $28,520
Other repairs and maintenance $750 $750 $750
Other Vehicle lease, POV mileage $8,910 $8,910 $8,910
Other computer services $2,250 $ 0 $ 0
Other office rent $7,200 $7,200 $7,200
Other equipment $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Other consultants and contracts $81,000 $81,000 $81,000
Travel Travel to bPA meetings $1,510 $1,510 $1,510
Totals $261,901 $259,651 $259,651

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$781,203
Total Work Element budget$781,203

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status
Americorps labor for weed control, education activities. $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 Cash Under Development
Environmental Quality Incentive Program cost-share for BMP installation $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 Cash Confirmed
Habitat Incentive Program cost shares on habitat improvements $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 Cash Under Development
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts water quality monitoring $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 In-Kind Under Development
Idaho Department of Agriculture engineering design assistance $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Idaho Soil Conservation Commission technical assistance for designs, coordination $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Natural Resources Conservation Service engineering design assistance $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 In-Kind Under Review
Nez Perce County GIS analysis, road improvement projects $1,999 $1,999 $1,999 In-Kind Under Development
Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District coordination, landowner education, project oversight $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Nez Perce Tribe planning and design assistance, fence installation crew $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Pheasants Forever provides cost share for habitat improvements $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 Cash Under Development
PL 566 technical assistance and BMP installation. Cost-share is a mix of both Cash and in-Kind. $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 In-Kind Confirmed
private landowners BMP installation $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 Cash Confirmed
Water Quality Program for Agriculture technical assistance $11,000 $11,000 $11,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $133,999 $133,999 $133,999

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$45,000 $45,000 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Maintenance includes plantings, fish passage improvements, fencing, and erosion control structures. The NPSWCD contracts with private landowners to provide maintenance at their own costs.
 
Termination Date Comments
9/1/2020 Project will terminate when 50% of the reaches determined to be in poor condition are improved to a good condition (as determined by stream inventory).
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
Documents Originally Submitted with this Proposal

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$260,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$260,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: ISRP fundable in part:  funding in FY 07 for completion of inventory and assessments.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:

Local or MSRT Comments: State Tier 2


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable in part
Comments: The ISRP was provided a response to the fix-it loop for proposal 199901700 Protect and Restore Lapwai Creek Watershed (NPT) and 200207000 Lapwai Creek Anadromous Habitat (NPSWCD) – integrated sister projects to address habitat restoration and protection on Lapwai Creek on tribal and private land.

The sponsors addressed the questions raised by the ISRP in the preliminary review. The adequacy of the answers to inform and assist the ISRP in their proposal evaluation varied. The ISRP thanks the sponsors for the time and effort in producing the revised proposal narrative and explanations of the projects’ history.

The sponsors indicated that stream habitat and watershed inventories, and a compilation on fish population abundance will be completed soon; final assessments shall be available in 2007. Based on that commitment, these projects are Fundable in Part (incrementally). In 2007, the fundable work includes completion of the inventory and assessments. Following that, work possibly fundable in 2008 and 2009 might be for restoration actions, contingent upon a written plan that uses those assessments to establish biological objectives, strategies and actions, and an approach to measure whether progress is being made in achieving the objectives.

The reporting of results was limited to a reporting of tasks accomplished, i.e., compliance monitoring. When they are developing their prescriptions they should include an evaluation of the biological results of their past actions. What is needed is a specific goal, with a timeframe for changes in habitat conditions and fish population abundance and productivity. Sponsors clarify for the ISRP their understanding of compliance and effectiveness monitoring, and inform the ISRP that they appreciate the necessity of effectiveness monitoring, but state that it is beyond the willingness of Council and BPA to fund those data collections and analysis. The ISRP understands the constraints placed on sponsors, but also believes sponsors need to be creative in developing methods to determine whether their restoration efforts are providing a benefit. Can riparian habitat be evaluated by photo points or aerial photography and be cost effective? How can stream flow and stream temperature be monitored to determine if treatments were effective? How can adult fish in and smolts out be measured? An evaluation plan is expected.

An integrated process of watershed assessment remains incomplete after several years, but they can be credited with developing conservation plans and completion of several small actions. The revised narrative for the proposed work was a much better presentation than the original, and may have been acceptable if originally submitted in this manner. It also outlined the acceptable qualifications of the proponents.

This work in Lapwai Creek is supportable because of the potential for anadromous fish production. The answers to the questions and the narrative revision go a long way to clarifying for the ISRP the status and progress of anadromous fish species (primarily steelhead) and restoration potential in this watershed. The ISRP had many questions for the sponsors, so the detailed evaluation of the response to each is beyond the space and time available in this fix it loop review.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: Between this and its sister NPT project, many thousands of dollars have been spent over the past four years, and there is no end in sight. Project accomplishments are so minimal, by any standards, and there are so few riparian or instream benefits evident, that the project should not be continued without a thorough programmatic review.

The response requested is to include development of a revised proposal that addresses the problems identified in the current version (identified here and additionally, review comments for project #199901700). The new proposal should be required before funding or deciding whether to fund in part or full is appropriate. The revised proposal should be fewer than 25 pages.

The new proposal needs to be carefully written including an Abstract that accurately reflects the objectives and progress to date. The background should be clearly presented and show a clear basis in science. Factors known to be limiting population distribution and abundance need to be clearly identified with strategies for overcoming their impact. The strategy needs to include prioritization from within a subbasin plan or documented watershed analysis/assessment/prescription. The information presented needs to be summarized and simplified into a package that simply relates the objectives and tasks outlined in the subbasin plan. There has to be clear ties defined with project #199901700.

Monitoring plans need to be included to show implementation success and biological response following a carefully planned experimental design. Proposal development requires a rigorous involvement of personnel trained in biological science, proposal and report writing, and watershed ecology.

This project should not be funded based on the present proposal or record of results.

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